Vidya Balan to speak on globalization of mainstream Indian cinema at Wharton


MUMBAI: Vidya Balan is surely going places. The actress has been invited to Wharton to attend the 14th Wharton India Economic Forum (WIFE).

Balan, who is one of the panel member, will be speaking on Film: Globalization of Mainstream Indian Cinema, along with actors Anil Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Prime Focus CEO Namit Malhotra and musician Shankar Mahadevan.

The 14th WIEF will be held at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia on 27 March, 2010. Balaji Telefilms joint managing director Ekta Kapoor is also among the panel speakers and will be speaking on the topic: Women in India: Breaking the Glass Ceiling.

Balan has just completed one schedule for her forthcoming film No One Killed Jessica, where she plays the character of Jessica’s sister Sabrina Lall. According to information available with, Balan will be at Wharton for the next three days after which she will be finishing some personal work there and will return to Mumbai on 1 April.

Balan has all the reasons to be elated, with critics raving about her roles in films like Paa and Ishqiya and forthcoming films like Chenab Gandhi and No One Killed Jessica to look forward to in 2010.